1Harbison, Peter. Pilgrimage in Ireland: the Monuments and the People. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Univ., 1992. 77, 182.
The journal Archaeology Ireland suggests a more humorous definition: "Gallarus: British Christians who settled in Co. Kerry in the 7th century driven mad by the ceaseless talking by the natives in odd accents promised God that they would build an oratory for him if he would do something about their endless talking. He did and they named it 'garrulous' but the natives had the last word as they corrupted it to gallarus over the years." ("Spoil Heap: A 'Dictionary' of Irish Archaeology." Archaeology Ireland 10.1 (1996): 36.)